Drylands are of critical ecological importance globally. They support extensive rangeland farming, which, if carried out sustainably, is compatible with a landscape unsuitable for many other uses. The EWT is conserving the habitats of the Karoo by working with landowners to champion the conservation and improved management of this spectacular landscape and driving innovative research to better understand the unique species in the Karoo
The Soutpansberg Mountains in the Limpopo Province are South Africa’s most northern mountain range, full of mystery and magic, with thousands of species found nowhere else on Earth. However, the mountains currently receive little formal conservation support and are severely threatened by overexploitation of natural resources, invasive alien plant species, and habitat destruction through developments. The EWT is conserving the Soutpansberg by addresses threats to species and their habitats, and ensuring that its people benefit from conservation activities in the area.